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Greek Catholic wooden church of St. John the Baptist

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The Greek Catholic wooden church in the village of Kalná Roztoka was built in 1750. It is dedicated to the Feast of the Birth of the Venerable and Famous Prophet of the Lord, the forerunner and baptist of John.

Greek Catholic wooden church of St. John the Baptist

The Greek Catholic wooden church in the village of Kalná Roztoka was built in 1750. It is dedicated to the Feast of the Birth of the Venerable and Famous Prophet of the Lord, the forerunner and baptist of John.

John the Baptist was the son of Elizabeth and the priest Zechariah. He preached repentance. He lived like an ascetic in the desert. At Jordan, he announced the arrival of the expected Messiah by the Jews. Preparing the people for his arrival, he practiced the baptism of repentance with water as a symbol of salvation on the day of the coming judgment.

The wooden church in Klana Roztoky was built in a log house style. The temple consists of a shrine, a nave and a vestibule. The vestibule has a tower with a dome and a three-armed cross. The sanctuary has a three-armed cross on its roof. The temple tower and the temple roof are covered with wooden shingles. This temple is unique in that its wooden walls are plastered on the outside and inside with lime in an effort to protect the temple from inclement weather. The entrance to the temple is from the western part to the vestibule.

The church in the village of Kalná Roztoka has a special iconic wall with three doors, which stands between the nave and the shrine. This iconostasis dates from the 17th century. It has five rows of icons. Holiday icons date back to the 18th century. In the main line of the iconostasis are the following icons: St. Nicholas of Myra, St. The Mother of God Hodegetria (signpost), Christ the Teacher and Master, St. John Baptist. The imperial door consists of two wings depicting the four evangelists and the feast of the Annunciation to our Blessed Virgin Mary, always the Virgin. On the lining of the imperial door is shown on the left St. Basil the Great and on the right St. Ján Zlatoústy.

Above the main line of the iconostasis is a series of icons of the great Byzantine holidays with the icon of the Last Supper. Above the series of icons of the great holidays is a series of icons of the holy apostles with the icon of Christ the High Priest. Above the line of holy apostles is a line of Old Testament prophets. For spatial reasons, the cross is missing on the iconostasis. The fifth row of icons is located below the main row of the iconostasis. It contains the following icons: The apparition of Christ St. Nicholas, St. Peter and St. Paul. The iconostasis is conceived in a red-blue design. Its pillars, further carved ornaments, as well as the imperial door, are gilded. The temple was first restored in 1839.

Next to the temple is a wooden bell tower with two bells. The older bell dates from 1908, the younger bell dates from 1993. The bell tower is laid on a low stone foundation with a very simple construction. The top of the bell tower is lined with shingles and is finished with a three-armed cross. The bell tower was restored in 1988 and 1989. The last complete restoration of the church took place in the years 2002 to 2004.

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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby

Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Handicapped, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 6.4.2020

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Phone: +421 57 769 6158
Website: drevenechramy.sk
Greek Catholic wooden church of St. John the Baptist
Kalná 189
067 72  Kalná Roztoka
Region: Prešovský
District: Snina
Area: Horný Zemplín
 48.974508, 22.309137

Kalná 189
067 72  Kalná Roztoka

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